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Jazz Birthdays - Billy Hart Nov 29

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Billy Hart 1940
With more than 40 years experience in jazz performance and teaching, Hart has long been one of the most “in-demand” jazz drummers. Making more than 500 recordings, Hart has performed with virtually every major artist including: Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Quest, Charles Lloyd, Eddie Harris, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Smith, Buster Williams, Joao Gilberto, Benny Golson, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Pharoah Sanders, Marian McPartland, Jimmie Rowles, JoAnne Brackeen, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Doug Raney, Lee Konitz, Clark Terry, Duke Jordan, Chico Freeman, Johnny Coles, James Newton , Jimmy Knepper, Peter Leitch, Paul Bley, The Mingus Dynasty, Dave Liebman and Richard Beirach, John Patitucci, Ray Brown, John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, Larry Coryell, Tal Farlow, and John Scofield, Ralph Moore, Gary Bartz, Judy Niemack, Marc Copland, Gust William Tsilis, Jane Bunnett, Warren Vache, Sonny Fortune, Stanley Cowell, Denise Jannah, Ivo Perelman, Kevin Hays, Ray Drummond, Eddie Henderson, Jerry Bergonzi, Uli Beckerhoff, George Cables, Ron McClure, Andy LaVerne, Don Byron, and Chris Potter. He also led a band which held annual engagements at Sweet Basil, New York, through the 1990s. Hart is widely regarded as one of the most capable of modern-jazz drummers; he is equally at home in electronic and rock-influenced styles, in free jazz, and in bop. He is the author of book Jazz Drumming. (Rottenburg, Germany, 1988, and New Albany, IN, 1989)
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